Class of 2021

Welcome Parents of the New Trier Class of 2021 Home Page!  We are excited to welcome you to the New Trier community.  On behalf of the NTPA board, we invite you to take full advantage of what the school and the NTPA have to offer.  


  • Wednesday, November 1: Right Under Your Nose: Recognizing Signs of Teen Alcohol and Drug Use, 7:00-8:30 pm, Northfield/C234 .
    How do you know if your teen is exhibiting typical adolescent behavior or something more concerning? It's often difficult to tell. This program will help parents identify signs and symptoms of teen alcohol and drug use and offer advice on what to do if you think your child may be using. Representatives from LEAD (Leading Efforts Against Drugs & Alcohol) will discuss things to look for in your teen's behavior as well as in his or her bedroom! (Hint: empty sunscreen bottles and hollowed out pens are just a couple of ways teens may hide drugs and alcohol.) Parents will have the opportunity to tour a mock-up teen bedroom to see firsthand what kinds of items could indicate your student is engaging in risky behavior. We'll also learn more about e-cigs, nicotine, and the ubiquitous Juul vaping device that has swept North Shore high school campuses. This program is for parents only.
  • The Freshman Class Book Club! New to New Trier this year, each class will host a book club featuring a book centered around adolescents.  Check back here for more details later in the fall!
  • SAVE THE DATE - Friday, January 26: Freshman Parent Party, 6:00-8:00 PM, Winnetka Community House
    $35 person/$40 door. More information and flyer to come.
    Photos from October 17 parent coffee here .


  • Other Opportunities will be available to help out throughout the year (i.e., Freshman mixer chaperone, hand out exam snacks, etc.)
  • Sign Up! If you'd like to be put on a contact list for volunteer opportunities, please fill out the online form below.  


  • All Year, New Trier Classroom Catering . Donuts, bagels, fruit and more provided by NT Food Service (Quest). Pick Up 7:30AM-8:00AM.  New Trier Food Service is happy to offer Classroom Catering for Advisory Breakfasts on Fridays or for any meeting before and after school. We know it is hard for you or your parents to stop after school on Thursday or before school on Friday if it is your turn to bring breakfast. You may place an order using the Classroom Catering Order Form located on the New Trier Food Services Webpage . Please submit all orders by 10 am the day before the event. Please be specific on how many of each item you would like (i.e. 1⁄2 dozen donuts, 10 waters).  All orders will be sent to . You will receive a confirmation email to let you know that we have your order.  You may pick up your order mornings between 7:30 am - 8:05 am. We accept Cash, Student ID (Money on Account) or a check made out to Quest.  Feel free to call Pia Fazio at 847-784-2288 if you have any questions. 

Additional Info can be found here on the Class of 2021 home page or by emailing .

We are looking forward to a great four years!

Michelle Paul and Julie Radner
New Trier Parents' Association Co-Chairs (Class of 2021)


Please click here to submit online Class of 2021 Volunteer Form. We encourage you to volunteer!  You can spend as little or as much time as possible on a variety of committees.

Important Reminders and Information

  • Did You Know?

    New Trier offers a student tutoring program. Students can sign up for a session with a student tutor, and they can also volunteer to tutor other students. Click here for details.

    New Trier's Post-High School Counseling Office offers an optional newsletter for parents of sophomores. The newsletter is sent via email approximately six times during the year. For more details, or to be added to the distribution list, scroll down on this page and click Sign-up for Sophomore Parent Newsletters!

  • Points to Ponder

    TED Talk: How to Raise Successful Kids-Without Over-Parenting by Julie Lythcott-Haims
    Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? by Jean Twenge
    I Used to Be a Human Being by Andrew Sullivan
    Teachers, Parents Often Misuse Growth Mindset Research, Carol Dweck Says   by The Hechinger Report 

  • Parent University - Parent Education Programs

    Parent_University Welcome to Parent University, a central location for all New Trier Parent Educational programming including seminars, round tables, coffees and informational meetings. Programming listed here is intended for the New Trier community, and is sponsored by New Trier High School, New Trier parent organizations and various community groups.  

    Click here to see upcoming events and their descriptions.

  • Movin’ On Up: What Parents Need to Know About the Transition to Sophomore
    Wednesday, April 11, 7:00-8:30 PM, Gaffney Auditorium (W)
    Freshman parents are invited to join Winnetka Principal Denise Dubravec, the Sophomore Adviser Chairs, and a panel of current students to learn more about the opportunities and experiences available to students at the Winnetka campus.  The panel presentation and Q&A will be followed by tours of the campus led by Student Ambassadors.  Presented by the Class of 2021.

Upcoming Events

Freshman Class Videos and Photos